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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceTexas
County/ParishEl Paso
LocalityEl Paso, "lower Valley," Aor At 7525 Monterrey; Rio Grande Drainage
Latitude31.747920000000004
Longitude-106.36383
Institution CodeUtep
Collection CodeHerps
Catalog NumberH-15598
Collected ByWebb, Rg (hollebeke, Nl)
Date Collected1993-08-13

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http://museum.utep.edu

The UTEP Biodiversity Collections originated as departmental teaching and research collections in the early 1960s. Between the mid-1960s and the early 1970s, the collections were formalized under the name Museum of Arid Land Biology (acronym MALB). In 1976, organizational changes instituted by the university resulted in the renaming of the collections and associated activities as the Laboratory for Environmental Biology (acronym UTEP, though locally called the "LEB"). In July of 1993, the Laboratory became associated with the University of Texas at El Paso's Centennial Museum through a memorandum of understanding.

Some 160,000 curated specimens form the base for research by Centennial Museum personnel and faculty curators; by graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Texas at El Paso; and, through loans and visitation, graduate students and professionals from other institutions. The name was changed to UTEP Biodiversity Collections in August of 2012.

Collections primarily are of modern amphibians, reptiles, and birds as well as fossil vertebrates (amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals). The collections have a regional emphasis, but also contain material from outside the Southwest, particularly from Mexico. The research collections are maintained in the Biology Building.

Contacts

Name Teresa Mayfield
RoleManager, UTEP Biodiversity Collections
Emailtmayfield@utep.edu
Name Teresa Mayfield
RoleManager, UTEP Biodiversity Collections
Emailtmayfield@utep.edu
Name Laura Russell
RoleVertNet Programmer
Emaillarussell@vertnet.org
Name David Bloom
RoleVertNet Coordinator
Emaildbloom@vertnet.org
Name John Wieczorek
RoleInformation Architect
Emailtuco@berkeley.edu
Name Arthur Harris
RoleCurator of the Paleobiology collection
Emailaharris@utep.edu
Name Carl Lieb
RoleCo-Curator of the Herpetology Collection
Emailclieb@utep.edu
Name Philip Lavretsky
RoleCurator of Ornithology
Emailplavretsky@utep.edu
Name Teresa Mayfield
RoleManager, UTEP Biodiversity Collections
Emailtmayfield@utep.edu

Citation

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urn:catalog:UTEP:Herps:H-15598. H-15598. UTEP Vertebrates. . http://portal.idigbio.org/portal/recordsets/15b5a0a1-3883-4789-a351-294f00282137. Accessed on October 23, 2018.
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameTrionyx spiniferus
Higher ClassficationReptilia | Testudines | Trionychidae | TRIONYX
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderTestudines
FamilyTrionychidae
GenusTrionyx
Specific Epithetspiniferus
Infraspecific Epithetater
Taxon Rankspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Vernacular NameSpiny Softshell
Specimen
Catalog NumberH-15598
Preparationsalcoholic
Institution CodeUTEP
Collection CodeHerps
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:UTEP:Herps:H-15598
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByWEBB, RG (HOLLEBEKE, NL)
Date Collected1993-08-13
Year1993
Month8
Day13
Start Day of Year225
End Day of Year225
Collection RemarksFEMALE
Locality
CountryUnited States
Country CodeUS
State / ProvinceTexas
CountyEl Paso
Higher Geography| USA | TEXAS | EL PASO CO | | | |
ContinentNorth America
LocalityEL PASO, "LOWER VALLEY," AOR AT 7525 MONTERREY; RIO GRANDE DRAINAGE
Verbatim LocalityUSA | TEXAS | EL PASO CO | EL PASO, "LOWER VALLEY," AOR AT 7525 MONTERREY
Decimal Latitude31.74792
Decimal Longitude-106.36383
Verbatim LatitudeN31D 44.87'
Verbatim LongitudeW106D 21.74'
Verbatim Coordinates13 370956 E 3513113 N
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters51
Geodetic DatumWGS84
Georeference Remarkslocality is in the Hacienda Heights area
Georeferenced ByR Sookbirsingh (UTEP)
Georeferenced Date4/4/2006
Other
Languageen
Modified2015-02-14
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dwc:establishmentMeansnative
dwc:collectionIDurn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34876
dwc:occurrenceStatuspresent
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusrequires verification
dwc:georeferenceSourcesStreet Maps
dwc:institutionIDhttp://grbio.org/cool/gq95-3z97
dwc:verbatimCoordinateSystemdegrees decimal minutes
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